Rated 4 out of 5 by Teagie Better than expected
I am really shocked at the bad reviews I've been reading about this shirt. It is wool and wool is not cotton or polyester. You must be careful when you wash and dry it. And it can itch, the only reason I have marked it down. But it is a very nice shirt (the yellow is a perfect shade), thick, much thicker looking than the one pictured in the recent Christmas catalogue.
I am 6-1 165 and the Large regular fit perfect, with a baselayer underneath. Look folks, you do not wear this shirt against naked skin, not even a t-shirt underneath. Bean has this thing about wool. I would prefer 100 percent cotton. Why wool? Oh, it keeps you warm. I'll tell you what keeps you warm. Layering. Wool is for looks, outer layers. Sweaters, etc.
I love this shirt and would recommend it. A thick, well-made shirt that looks great over a white baselayer. Buy it!
November 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by pointintime the Henley
In general, these are great looking shirts but one of them has a hole in the right front shoulder which I will have to take back to the store, likely for an exchange. But I was surprised that it was sent given how noticeable it is. The other ten items appear to be OK.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wayouthere Great buy
I got two medium as a layer for my husband as he works outside fall and winter. He wore them so much I got two small for the weekend when he didn't need as many layers. Washes well.
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Briannamom Warm and cozy
I usually wear a women's 1X, but I find the shirts are too short ? so I bought a men's large and the fit is perfect.
Wore it for the first time to our small town's country fair, where it was cold and drizzling. This shirt kept me warm and cozy all day. Love it!
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BackwoodsBozo Some specific reasons this is a great shirt
Hundreds of favorable reviews atest to the fact that most LL Bean customers love the Two-Layer River Driver Henley Shirt.
I won't repeat the basic pluses but will add a couple of points other reviewers may not have mentioned:
1) The new Apple Cinnamon color is terrific. Not too bright; not too dull; just right. Will go well with lots of colors.
2) If you wear this as an undershirt as I do you may want to size down. I wear and XL in most LL Bean garments but find the L in these River Driver shirts (as well as the Waffle Shirts) is snug but not too tight and the sleeve length still comes down far enough to fully cover my wrists (I wear a 35" sleeve length).
3) I sloppily spilled oily food in several spots on the placket of my new River Driver the first time I wore it. Using some pre-wash stain remover and an overnight soak in gentle laundry soap the stain came out totally. I always air dry and have no shrinkage problems.
This is another classic that every LL Bean fanboy should have.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WinstonLD Love this shirt
I pretty much wear nothing but these shirts when I'm not working. They are fitted, and contour to your body really well. Can wear them out to eat, or working outside. I'll always buy these as long as LL Bean is making them.
August 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jed4 Warm but....
Nice shirt - soft, warm and great colors. However, I did not realize that the bottom is unfinished so it looks kind of ratty is not worn tucked in.
June 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TomJohn52 Serious shrinkage issues
I loved putting this shirt on for the first time, comfortable and warm, and it fit perfectly. Unfortunately, it then needed to be washed. The second time I wore it, it felt a little snug and the sleeves a little shorter. Before long the sleeves felt like they were halfway up my arm. I bought a large, and since my arms are fairly short (30" in a dress shirt) long sleeves are usually an issue for me in a large size. After several washing the sleeves were much too short. I have since ordered an XL and hope this fits after several washings. Definitely order one size up from your normal size.
April 22, 2014